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The shipping container. Invented by a North Carolinian.
Bonus: if you want to play a game loading a ship, there's Cargo-Bot. (For now, just for iPad.)
Posted by Craig on 05:08:00 AM in Economics
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Be more precise. Invented by a North Carolinian in spite of the best efforts of the gummint to stop him.
William Sjostrom |
September 17, 2013 at 08:33 AM
A North Carolinian and a Californian, Keith Tantlinger, who solved McLean's stacking problem with among other things the twist-lock corners. The locks were a few bits of steel that transformed the world.
Interestingly, Tantlinger prevailed upon McLean to surrender the patents on the locks so they could be used industry-wide. A move in the 1960s that probably created far more fortune than was surrendered. Not unlike Tesla forgoing patent royalties on AC power so that Westinghouse could compete with Edison. Otherwise, we'd all have a DC generator in our basement.
September 17, 2013 at 02:47 PM
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